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Pataal Lok controversy: Anushka Sharma, Amazon Prime videos get court notice for defaming the Sikh community.

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Amazon’s latest and most controversial web series ‘Pataal Lok’ to be taken down. On the 15th of June 2020, Monday, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Amazon Prime Videos got a notice from the Punjab and Haryana High Court on a petition saying the web series ‘Pataal Lok’ had defamed the Sikh community.

The President of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Mahinder Singh Sirsa posted the legal notice on Twitter on behalf of the DSGMC alleging that the controversial series is maligning the image of the community.

The notice alleges that the series named “Patal Lok” streaming on Amazon Prime has broadcasted a scene that is portraying the Sikhs as rapists. As per the notice, there is a scene in one of the episodes in which a Sikh man is raping an elderly woman in the presence of many other community members including her husband and father-in-law. The notice alleges that the scene of Patal Lok is clearly depicting the illegal, unlawful, and abuse of the religious culture and faith that is being broadcasted by Amazon prime videos. The rape scene is not only derogatory but has caused resentment in the whole Sikh community.

Majinder Sirsa mentioned in the notice that Sikh history has recorded the role of women, portraying them as equal to men in service, devotion, sacrifice, and bravery. The Sikh tradition has witnessed examples of women’s moral dignity, service, and self-sacrifice.

The notice mentions that such disrespect and contempt will not be tolerated. The DSGMC has demanded an unconditional apology and a guarantee that they will refrain from indulging in creating such maligning content that is hurting religious sentiment. The directors of the series and officials of Amazon prime are called for their presence within 3 days of the receipt of the notice.

They have been asked to remove the rape scene within 24 hours and call back all the advertisements featuring the derogatory scene, the notice said.

Many people have objected to the series ‘Pataal Lok’ and are pressurizing it to be be taken down with immediate action.